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RELEASE: Wittman, Pingree Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01.) alongside Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01), today reintroduced the bipartisan Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, legislation to preserve America’s working waterfronts by creating a grant program and establishing a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of Congress. These resources would support coastal communities grappling ... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman on April’s Jobs Report

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to last month’s jobs report: “Joe Biden just told us that America is on the move again. But based on April’s Jobs Report, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite every expectation to the contrary, there was little change to unemployment. Our current economic stagnation shouldn’t come as a surpr... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman on Senate Passage of the Water Resources Research Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of the Water Resources Research Act of 2021: “The Senate’s passage of the Water Resources Research Act of 2021 goes to show there’s still room for bipartisan cooperation in Washington. This bill will go a long way toward developing locally-tailored solutions to modern water chall... Read More »

STATEMENT: WITTMAN ON AMERICAN FAMILIES PLAN

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement of the American Families Plan: “If we know one thing about how the Biden Administration operates, we know they latch onto a popular word, words such as “rescue” or “infrastructure,” and then use that word to push through unrelated spending. With only 9% of the American Rescue Plan ha... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman, Gallagher, Wicker, Kaine, Collins, King, Shaheen Introduce SHIPYARD Act to Support National Defense Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON– Today, Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08), along with Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America’s Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act of 2021, which would provide $25 billion to make investments needed to optimize, ... Read More »

STATEMENT: WITTMAN CALLS ON KERRY TO RESIGN, IF ALLEGATIONS ARE TRUE

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Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, called on Former Secretary of State and current United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to resign, should allegations he leaked classified information about Israeli operations to Iran be true. In light of these allegations, Congressman Wittman Stated: “I sincerely hope these a... Read More »

Washington Update: Dealing with Iran

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Friend- When we discuss the threats faced by the United States, China and Russia tend to dominate the discussion. Rightfully so as both are nuclear powers with expansionist ambitions in direct opposition to US interests. However, what if there was suddenly another nuclear power far more aggressive and unpredictable than those two countries? The danger posed by a rogue, ideologically-driven nuclear... Read More »

RELEASE: Wittman Advocates For Northumberland Rosenwald School

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RELEASE: Wittman Advocates For Northumberland Rosenwald School WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), announced he has called on Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to include the Julius Rosenwald School Foundation of Northumberland County, VA in a study of selected Rosenwald School sites to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the sites as a unit of the Nationa... Read More »

RELEASE: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Bill to Spur Water Research Innovation

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WASHINGTON — Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), Josh Harder (D-CA-10) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA-32), today introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Research Amendments Act. The bill would reauthorize an expired program supporting local water research institutes. This reauthorization will solve problems regarding water quantity and quality in collaboration with universities, local governments... Read More »

Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities

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Washington Update: Virginia's Infrastructure Priorities From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, Virginia’s First Congressional District is home to some of the nation’s most unique transportation challenges. To unlock Virginia’s economic potential, we must solve these challenges through a combined federal, state, and local government effort. And just as importantly, these efforts must be sound and ta... Read More »

RELEASE: WITTMAN AND GARAMENDI EXTEND NAVAL READINESS OVERSIGHT

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03) introduced H.R. 2609, the “Naval Readiness Act”. This bipartisan bill would extend the requirement for the Annual Report on Material Readiness of Navy Ships, a report generated from an inspection known as INSURV, indefinitely. The Naval Readiness Act not only strikes the expiration date for reporting on I... Read More »

STATEMENT: Wittman Votes Against H.R. 7

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) voted against H.R. 7, the Democrats so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act”. While this legislation proports to help women in the workforce, it offers no new protections against pay discrimination. Instead, it benefits trial lawyers over working women by creating a system that would allow for never-ending frivolous lawsuits against job creators. “Every... Read More »

Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce

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Washington Update: Building a New American Workforce From the Desk of Rob Wittman Friend, It has been 40 years since President Ronald Reagan declared in his first inaugural address that ‘government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.’ Those words are just as true today. Last week, President Biden unveiled his proposed infrastructure package. Republicans and even a few ... Read More »

TESTIMONY: Wittman Advocates for First District Transportation Priorities at Surface Transportation Member Day Hearing

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TESTIMONY: Wittman Advocates for First District Transportation Priorities at Surface Transportation Member Day Hearing As Prepared for Delivery Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member Graves, I represent the First District of Virginia, which is home to some of the most unique transportation challenges in the country. The First District spans the I-95 Corridor in Northern Virginia, including the worst... Read More »

Wittman's Weekly: March's Stories You Don't Want to Miss

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This March marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. One year later, our lives remain fundamentally altered as the pandemic continues. But as an ever-growing number of Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. That sense of optimism was readily apparent when I visited the King George YMCA vaccination... Read More »